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Pronk! Providence Honk Fest

(10.10) Brass bands from around the region converge on downtown Providence this holiday Monday for The Providence Honk Festival a.k.a. Pronk!. Starting in the afternoon with performances at Burnside Park, followed by a parade down South Water Street, and ending with a party of sorts

Sunflower Bean At Columbus

(10.5) Tickets still available for tonight’s show at the Columbus. NYC trio Sunflower Bean kick off their fall tour in support of this year’s excellent ‘Human Ceremony’ an album loaded with hooky, up-tempo poppers. Guitarist Nick Kivlen weaves muscular Wolfmother riffs into his chimey, effects-laden

The Dorrys At Aurora

(9.27) And what are Dorrys? The Dorrys are the 1st Annual Law And Order Party Awards honoring the best in local art, books, drama, film, music, and performance. (Facebook event.) 6pm — VIP Reception – champagne! fabulous people! something that resembles a red carpet but

Neighbor Days Block Party

(9.24) The sixth annual Neighbor Days Block Party takes place this Saturday on Knight Street between Carpenter and Westminster Streets. The Luongo Square enhancement project is not quite finished, so the action seems to have moved to Knight Street. This free, family-friendly celebration is brought

Fall Flea Sundays — New Location

New fall location for the Providence Flea at the corner of Chestnut and Friendship Streets. You know the drill . . . unusual finds, art, fashion, children’s books, vintage toys, curiosities, furniture, food trucks, and more. From PBN, The flea, now in its fourth year,

Final Riverfront Flea

(9.11) Then it moves across the river for the month of October. The Providence Flea has kept things pretty classy with local vintage vendors, small-batch makers, artisans, food purveyors and trucks, community non-profits, and musicians. New to the mix is the Little Bitte Brunch Bar.

Providence Flea

The Providence Flea has two more Sundays on the riverfront until it moves across the river to a new location for the Fall Flea. The organizers of this juried, urban flea market take over a stretch of South Water Street with unusual finds, art, fashion,

WaterFire With Tango

(9.4) It’s a long weekend so WaterFire is Sunday. It’s a full lighting with the living statues and gargoyles, fire dancers, and the Cocktail Garden Under the Willows over by Waterplace Basin, courtesy of Willa Van Nostrand of Little Bitte Artisanal Cocktails and her rotating

Riverfront Repair Project — Volunteers Needed

(8.17) Not too late to volunteer for Part II of the Riverfront Repair Project tomorrow, Wednesday, August 17th. The Downtown Neighborhood Association (DNA), and a gang of volunteers, already scraped and painted the lower part of the riverwalk railings last month, starting down by the

Foo Fest Summer Block Party Downtown

(8.13) Great lineup this year. Headliner Dan Deacon is famous for his high-level of crowd participation and getting even the too-cool-for-school hipster types dancing around and going crazy. Perfect choice for Foo Fest. Also highly anticipated are local headliners Arc Iris. Seen here are Zach

Jeffrey Osborne Opens WaterFire

(8.6) Vocalist Jeffrey Osborne, the youngest of 12 children born into Providence’s musical Osborne family, will kick off tonight’s WaterFire with a 100 torch ‘Ring of Fire’ at 8pm at the basin. He will speak again at the Steeple Street Music Stage at about 9pm.

Prov Research Ensemble — Burnside Music Series

(8.4) Head down to the Burnside Music Series And Beer Garden for the Providence Research Ensemble. Who are the PRE? The Providence Research Ensemble — a creation of RISD fellowship recipient J. P. A. Falzone — was founded to promote new music by contemporary composers,

‘Design The Night’ At RISD Museum

(7.30) Head over to the RISD Museum Saturday for ‘Design the Night,’ a summer evening stroll through the museum — all ages, all free. Join us for a festive summer evening at the Museum. Take a free stroll through the galleries, interact with local artists,

‘Family Fringe’ Day At Riverside Park

(7.30) The Providence Fringe Festival is hosting an afternoon of family fun — Family Fringe — at Riverside Park in Olneyville. I hesitated at first to use this image, worried that the shell of the old Riverside Mills building might seem a little sketchy as


(7.23) Don’t forget the matches. A full lighting, origami, fire spinners, gargoyles, the beer garden — and a timely nod to the wisdom of Edward R. Murrow — is just some of what’s on tap for this Saturday’s WaterFire. Before ignition: From 6pm to 8pm

‘Pokémon Go’ Group Walk — India Point

(7.23) A Pokémon Go get-together thing has been organized for Pokemon Go fans. I am completely incapable of elaborating on this topic. Info at #pokemonpvd. Children welcome. Wear costumes. (Caution: Those power line pylons are not gyms. Climb one of these and your reality will